Macarthur Hoarding Disorder Resource Network (MHDRN) is a peer led support group living with or have experienced Hoarding Disorder and/or Severe Domestic Squalor.
MHDRN exists to promote networking, provide support and information and help to prevent isolation by:
- Providing a safe and confidential meeting space
- Meeting regularly
- Working together to find strategies to educate the community about H & S to decrease misunderstanding, stigma and discrimination for people that have these mental health conditions.
- Working together to encourage and manage issues with clutter and hoarding behavior.
- Sharing experiences so that others in the group know they are not alone.
- Supporting each other when a trigger or crisis arise.
- Advocating for group members
- Establishing a strong peer support network in the Macarthur region.
• Buried In Treasures Support Group: 15 week program for people to learn the skills and strategies to declutter.
• Golden Shovel Support Group: A supportive group for those who have completed the 15 week program to extend your learning and provide ongoing support
• Helping HandS in Home Support Services: Available to members of the Golden Shovel Club
• Finders / Keepers Support Group: A support group for anyone who would like to learn more about Hoarding Disorder and or Severe Domestic Squalor. All welcome!
For more information and to make a referral please call our intake line on (02) 4621 8400 or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
MDS MHDN IN THE LIMELIGHT
Four of our MDS led Macarthur Hoarding Disorder Network volunteers – Sharon, Michael, Margaret & Sharon (pictured above), were recipients of the 2019 Campbelltown City Council’s volunteer awards.
The Ceremony recognised several volunteers from 53 groups in Campbelltown who have devoted 144,988 hours of selfless work to our community this year.
The awards didn’t stop there for the devoted group! They were also the winners of the first ever ‘Australia Day Disability Community Contribution of the Year Award’ from Campbelltown City Council in recognition for their support groups and education avenues in a safe and supportive environment.
Congratulations for all your hard work.